University of Sokoine
The history of Sokoine University of Agriculture dates back to 1965 when it started as an Agricultural College offering diploma training in the discipline of agriculture. With the dissolution of the University of East Africa and the consequent establishment of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in July 1970, the College was transformed into a Faculty of Agriculture of UDSM and thereby started offering Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.
In 1974, the Division of Forestry was established and hence the faculty was named Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. The introduction of Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1976 and the establishment of the Division of Veterinary Science, the Faculty was re-named “Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Sciences”.
The Faculty was on the 1st of July 1984 transformed, through Parliamentary Act No. 6 of 1984, into a full-fledged University and became known as Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) with the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
Currently SUA has four faculties namely; the Faculty of Agriculture (FoA), Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation (FoF & NC), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM) and the Faculty of Science (FoS), the latter which was established in 2001.
Other academic units include the Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Studies (DRPGS), Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), Development Studies Institute (DSI), Computer Centre (CC), Pest Management Centre (PMC), SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SCSRD) and the Sokoine National Agriculture Library (SNAL).
SUA also hosts the African Seed Health Centre and Virtual Centre known as “Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance”.
The university which is located in Morogoro Municipality has 3,350 hectares of land for training, research and production in Morogoro municipality; 840 hectares of forest land in Arusha; 320 hectares of virgin forest for research in Usambara Mountains in Tanga and 500 hectares of miombo woodlands in Kitulanghalo in Morogoro region.
The university has for campuses namely, the Main Campus within Morogoro municipality; Solomon Mashlangu Campus (SMC) in Morogoro municipality; SUA Training Forest (SUATF) Olmotonyi in Arusha region and Mazumbai Forestry Reserve in Tanga region. The University also has one Constituent College, the Moshi University College of Cooperatives and Business Studies (MUCCoBS) which is located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Moshi Municipality.
Undergraduate & Postgraduate programmes
Undergraduate Certificate Programmes
Certificate In Information Technology -Duration 1 year
Undergraduate Diploma Programmes
Diploma in Information Technology -Duration 2 years
Diploma in Information and Library Science -Duration 2 years
Diploma in Records, Archives and Information Management -Duration 2 years
Diploma in Tropical Animal Health and Production -Duration 2 years
Diploma in Laboratory Technology -Duration 2 years
Undergraduate Degree Programmes
Bsc. (Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness) – Duration – Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Applied Agricultural Extension) – Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Agricultural Education) – Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Agricultural Engineering) – Duration 4 years
B.sc. (Bio-process and Post-Harvest Engineering) – Duration 4 years
B.sc. (Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering) – Duration 4 years
Bsc. (Agriculture General) – Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Horticulture) – Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Agronomy) – Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Animal Science) – Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Aquaculture)– Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Range Management) – Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Food Science and Technology) – Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Family and Consumer Studies) – Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Human Nutrition)– Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Forestry)– Duration 3 years
Bachelor of Tourism Management– Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Wildlife Management)– Duration 3 years
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine – Duration 5 years
Bsc. (Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences)– Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Environmental Science and Management)– Duration 3 years
Bsc. (Informatics)– Duration 3 years
Bsc. Education(Chemistry & Biology)– Duration 3 years
Bsc. Education(Geography & Biology)– Duration 3 years
Bsc. Education(Chemistry & Mathematics)– Duration 3 years
Bsc. Education(Informatics & Mathematics)– Duration 3 years
Bsc. Education(Geography & Mathematics)– Duration 3 years
Bachelor of Rural Development– Duration 3 years
Undergraduate Programmes at Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies
B.A. in Accounting and Finance
B.A. in Cooperative Management and Accounting
B.A. in Procurement and Supply
B.A. in Community Development
Directorate Of Research And Postgraduate Studies
SUA’s research priorities aim at augmenting the national priorities in agriculture, natural resources, health, nutrition and environment, taking into consideration available human and other resources at the university. Thus, the vision of SUA is to be a center of excellence for research, leading to sustainable development, eradication of poverty and technology in an environmentally friendly manner for the benefit of all people.
Climate Change Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation programme in Tanzania (CCIAM)
Professorial Research Chair
Funding of Research
Intellectual Property Rights Policy
Admission and Application
General Admission Requirements
Admission will be provided if a candidate meets the minimum requirements as shown below or as determined by SENATE and in accordance with the capacities of the respective degree programmes
The minimum requirements for the direct entrants into undergraduate degree programmes shall be TWO PRINCIPAL LEVEL PASSES in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) that add up to a minimum of 3.0 points for science and 4.5 for social science programmes.
For science female candidates, the cut off is 2.5 points.
An equivalent candidate for undergraduate programmes shall be required to have a Diploma Certificate with a Distinction/Credit and FIVE passes or THREE credits in relevant subjects at ‘‘O’’ level.
A mature candidate for undergraduate programmes shall be required to have a Diploma with Pass or Credit/Distinction at certificate level and FIVE passes or THREE credits at “O” level in relevant subjects. Such a candidate shall be required to sit and pass the qualifying Mature Age University Entry Examination (MAEE).
A candidate for diploma programme shall be required to have an A-level certificate with at least one principal pass in one subject from among subjects prescribed as relevant to the diploma programme.
A candidate for certificate programme shall be required to have an ‘‘O’’ Level Certificate with at least three passes in relevant subjects.